A first rate story of the sort of woman you would like to know. An echo of what proved a bitter tragedy in Edith Wharton's Old Maid is here breathed into new life and a semblance of completeness instead of frustration. The story of Olivia, who retired in 1932 as successful headmistress of a girls' school, and who looked back on a life lived to the full, and who succeeds in passing on to the younger generation the lesson she has learned. A book that might escape notice, as the author is relatively unknown. Have it rend by some member of your staff, as you will find numerous customers who will enjoy it.